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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – September 27, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | FX
Sons of Anarchy
– Gemma makes friends with another wife, and Clay and the club members make a surprising, and unwelcome, discovery when they set off on a new business venture.

8PM | FOX
Glee
– Brittany offers to help Kurt with his campaign for student body president, while Rachel’s mama (guest star Idina Menzel) returns and duets with Rachel.

8PM | CBS
NCIS
– The team is shocked when a Marine shows up at his homecoming party with a fatal stab wound, but even more surprising is his hidden past.

9PM | BBC AMERICA
24 Hours in the ER
– You’ll be thankful you’re healthy, or be inspired to get healthy, after a look at this moving documentary series, which follows the around the clock action at the King’s College Hospital ER in London.

9PM | WE
Downsized
– In a scenario that’s all too familiar to too many families, the Bruces are finally in a better place financially, when yet another medical crisis strikes one of the kids. Meanwhile, Laura, facing a potential job loss because of budget cuts in her school district, comes up with a clever idea to keep her position safe.

9PM | FOX
New Girl
– The fellas help Jess get her stuff out of her cheating ex’s apartment.

9PM | The CW
Ringer
– I confess, this is my new guilty pleasure of the fall season. Tonight, Bridget finds out some veeery interesting info on Andrew, as well as a clue that might lead her to the person who wants to kill Siobhan.

9:30PM | FOX
Raising Hope
– Burt finds out a secret about Sabrina’s family, which leads her to introduce the Chances to her dad (guest star Stephen Root).

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– In the finale of the champions tournament cherry soda and catfish are among the mystery basket ingredients standing between the final four and that $50,000 prize.

10PM | NBC
Parenthood
– Kristina worries about Crosby and Adam’s new business, while Sarah worries about remaining close to Amber, who’s off enjoying her independence.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom: Check Up with Dr. Drew
– In part one of the post-season three reunion, Dr. Drew grills Farrah and Amber about their shenanigans throughout the season.

11PM | MTV – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Awkward
– It’s winter formal time, and Jenna hopes that means Matty will ask her to be his date. But he’s not the only dude who wants to spend time with her. Her bigger, more pressing issue: that the nasty Sadie seems seriously committed to making sure Jenna is not crowned princess of the big dance.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
The Biggest Loser (8PM, NBC) contestants have their gym time restricted;
– On the Dancing With the Stars results show (9PM, ABC), the latest castoff is revealed and the Script performs;
– Callen continues to search for clues about his past on NCIS: Los Angeles (9PM, CBS);
– While Rachel goes into overdrive for the Oscars on The Rachel Zoe Project (9PM, Style), Rodger, he of the ridiculously spelled name, goes to Vegas to party with his friends;
Style Exposed: Sperm Donor (9PM, Style) unfolds the story of a man named Ben, a sperm donor whose, ahem, deposits, have resulted in more than 70 children;
– New Tosh.0 on Comedy Central (10PM);
– Carrie tries to help a young boy remember the murder he witnessed, so he can help police catch the killer, on Unforgettable (10PM, CBS).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Marisa Tomei;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Seth Rogen;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Melinda Gates;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Jack Hanna and Anna Faris;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Lauren Graham and Seth MacFarlane;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Glen Campbell;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Foo Fighters;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Mary Lynn Rajskub;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Butch Walker.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 9, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom
– Guess who isn’t happy that Maci has boyfriend Kyle living with her and Bentley? Yep, Ryan. And guess who Gary won’t join for Leah‘s birthday party? Yep, Amber. And guess who teams up with his friend and tries to outsmart the FBI? Sorry, my friend … that’s another show (see below).

9PM | CURRENT – PART 2
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die
– Week two of the Morgan Spurlock-hosted miniseries covers March of the Penguins, Inside Job, Jesus Camp and Brother’s Keeper, including interviews with Penelope Spheeris, Al Gore and Stacy Peralta.

9PM | USA – 3RD SEASON FINALE
White Collar
– Neal and Mozzie try to outsmart the FBI during the agency’s investigation into an object which Neal and Mozzie have in their possession.

10PM | ID – SERIES PREMIERE
Big Law: Deputy Butterbean
– 400-pound heavyweight boxer Eric Esch, known as “Butterbean,” has turned crimefighter, and now battles evil drug dealers in his Jasper, Alabama hometown in this new reality series.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– So harsh: the dessert basket contains borscht soup.

11PM | MTV
Awkward
– Jenna tries to get Matty to define their relationship.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Four bakers whip up sports-themed treats to win the chance to bake goodies for the ESPY Awards on Cupcake Wars (8PM, Food Network);
– The top 10 compete on Hell’s Kitchen (8PM, Fox);
– On Pretty Little Liars (8PM, ABC Family), Emily goes with Spencer when she decides to find out what Jason is hiding at his house, and Aria worries about her growing attraction to Jason;
– Bucking Broncos and the Monkey Jiggalator are among the obstacles on Wipeout (8PM, ABC);
– Holly J. finds a kidney match, but has trouble asking the person to be her donor on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
– A storm traps Dwight and Whitehead in a mansion, where they get involved in a whodunit mystery on Memphis Beat (9PM, TNT);
– On Aftermath with William Shatner (10PM, Bio), The Shat wraps his second season with an interview with tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand;
– Annie’s job opportunity could negatively impact her relationship with her sister on Covert Affairs (10PM, USA);
– Miles plans to leave James River on HawthoRNe (10PM, TNT).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Nick Swardson and James Franco;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Jay Bahadur;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): The Cars;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Eddie Vedder and Cameron Diaz (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jesse Eisenberg and The Situation;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Roseanne Barr;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jessica Alba and Luke Bryan;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Katie Holmes;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Chris Gorham (REPEAT);
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Laurie Ann Gibson.

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 2, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | CURRENT  – SERIES PREMIERE
50 Documentaries To See Before You Die
Super Size Me filmmaker Morgan Spurlock hosts this five-part series spotlighting the best documentaries made in the last 25 years, including, of course, Hoop Dreams, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Bowling for Columbine, The War Room and, kicking things off in tonight’s premiere, Seth Gordon‘s King of Kong: A Fist Full of Quarters.

9 and 9:30PM | A&E – 4TH SEASON PREMIERE
Billy the Exterminator
Billy hits the road this season, stopping first in Texas to track down an alligator hiding in a family’s yard, then heading off to Phoenix, where a family is being tormented by javelinas.

9PM | DISCOVERY – SHARK WEEK PREMIERE
Killer Sharks
– The special examines how a series of shark attacks off the beaches of South Africa in 1957 helped shape how humans view our water-dwelling friends. Frienemies? Enemies? OK, those scary, sharp-toothed devils that scare the bejesus out of us.

9PM | USA
White Collar
Eliza Dushku guest stars as an Egyptologist who goes undercover with Neal to investigate Matthew Keller, who ends up revealing his true motive for being in New York to Neal.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Chard and an “eight-armed ingredient” haunt the mystery baskets.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom
Catelynn and Tyler come to the realization that their new freedom from their ‘rents is going to require them to get jobs. Maci and Ryan, meanwhile, fight about who gets Bentley for his birthday, while Amber melts down about being separated from Leah.

11PM | MTV
Awkward
– Jenna assumes Matt wants to take their relationship public when he invites her to a party. Uh, wrong. But that’s okay … the soiree turns out to be a good opportunity for her to bond with Jake.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The bakers on Cupcake Wars (8PM, Food Network) compete to whip up treats for a Miss USA celebration;
– The top 12 compete on Hell’s Kitchen (8PM, Fox);
– Capt. Ahab (William Hurt) meets up with the whale on the conclusion of Moby Dick (8PM, Encore);
– Emily’s so stressed she ends up in the hospital on Pretty Little Liars (8PM, ABC Family);
– A retired rocker and a poker player are among the competitors on Wipeout (8PM, ABC);
– On Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick), both Anya and Fiona flirt with some dangerous drugs;
– On Memphis Beat (9PM, TNT), Dwight and Whitehead try to calm down a man who has taken hostages at a local bank because he claims he’s the victim of a scam;
– Annie has to tell the wife of one of her college professors (and a secret CIA agent) that the man was killed on Covert Affairs (10PM, USA);
– Interior designers Tanya McQueen and Tracy Hutson (wife of Samantha Who? and 7th Heaven star Barry Watson) star in the new reality series Picker Sisters (10PM, Lifetime), in which they travel around the country and scope out unique home furnishings.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Shaquille O’Neal and Brian Posehn;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Jason Bateman;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Al Hunt;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Ricky Gervais and Cat Deely;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Katie Holmes;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Kathy Griffin;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Hank Azaria;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Danny McBride;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Kristen Bell;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Dan Harmon (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 26, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom
Catelynn tries to fix her relationship with her crazy mother, while Maci decides to back to her mama’s house with Bentley and Gary and Amber find out just how much trouble mom Amber is in with Child Protective Services.

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars
– Aria finds herself the object of a romantic tug of war between Ezra and Jason.

9PM | TNT
Memphis Beat
– When a body goes missing – the body of a local man known for helping at-risk children – Dwight (Jason Lee) and Whitehead rush to find it, but soon begin to learn some unflattering things about the “do-gooder.”

9PM | USA
White Collar
– Sarah tries to find out more about the treasure Neal is hiding, while Neal and Peter try to find out more about the world (the very dangerous world) of international security.

10PM | BIO
Aftermath with William Shatner
The Shat chats with Jeff Hart, one of the rescuers who helped free the Chilean miners last October.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Lamb hearts (yeeech!) are among the ingredients in the mystery baskets when four past cheftestants return for another shot at the $10,000 prize.

11PM | MTV
Awkward
– Mean girls … sigh. When nasty Sadie and Lissa take a nude photo of Jenna when she’s in the locker room, they’re the ones who get surprised by the reactions of their fellow students.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The contestants create baseball-themed cupcakes for a VIP party at Dodgers Stadium (a divorce party?) on Cupcake Wars (8PM, Food Network);
– The contestant pool will be down to 13 after tonight’s Hell’s Kitchen (8PM, Fox);
– When Daffy faces his nemesis in a bowling match, he turns to Bugs Bunny for help on The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network);
– It’s the 7th season finale of Deadliest Catch (9PM, Discovery);
– There’s fallout for Dave after his politically incorrect comments on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
– Annie and Joan pose as reporters while undercover to rescue a CIA op on Covert Affairs (10PM, USA);
– New Tosh.O on Comedy Central (10PM);
– The True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up (10PM, ID) is busy cleaning up the scene involving a body found in a hoarder’s house.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Tom Felton;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Juan Williams;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Brooke Gladstone;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Julianne Moore;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Train and Olivia Wilde;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Tim Gunn;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Daniel Craig;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Steve Carell;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): William H. Macy;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Emmy Rossum (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 19, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

11PM | MTV – SERIES PREMIERE
Awkward
– It’s one of the best teen dramedies since Freaks and Geeks. What more do you need to know?

9PM | SUNDANCE – SERIES PREMIERE
Ludo Bites America
– Chef Ludo Lefebvre and his wife travel around the country helping other chefs and opening pop-up restaurants. In the opener, they whip up tasty Southwestern dishes in Santa Fe.

9PM | USA
White Collar
– Peter and Neal help Jones search for his MIA Naval Academy classmate.

10PM | BIO
Aftermath with William Shatner
The Shat chats with Daniel Ellsberg, who talks about releasing the Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War, and the aftermath of their release.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Pre-made dough, canned veggies and liquor are among the ingredients the cheftestants in this all-female episode have to use.

10PM | USA
Covert Affairs
– It’s the Auggie (Christopher Gorham) backstory episode we’ve all been waiting for, as Annie finds out the story of how Auggie lost his sight, and Auggie runs into the guy who caused him to go blind.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom
Ryan demands that Maci let him meet Kyle, and we see Amber‘s downward spiral from the beginning, as she finds out she may lose custody of Leah when the police investigate her for abusing Gary.

10PM | ID – SERIES PREMIERE
True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up
– The reality series follows a crew of crime scene cleaners … i.e., the people who come in after the CSIs do their thang. First up, the cleaners face the aftermath of a gory road rage murder.

11PM | SHOWTIME – SERIES PREMIERE
Web Therapy
– The Web comedy series comes to TV (with extra scenes), as we meet therapist Fiona Wallace (Lisa Kudrow) whose idea to revolutionize therapy is to cut sessions to three-minutes long and, maybe less intentionally, make them all about her. And expect celeb guest stars, including Meryl Streep, Courteney Cox, Jane Lynch, Molly Shannon and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The top 16 from last night’s premiere compete on Hell’s Kitchen (8PM, Fox);
– Daffy’s in the mood for love on The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network);
– Alison’s mom comes back to town and asks the girls to participate in a charity fashion show on Pretty Little Liars (8PM, ABC Family);
– Clare broke up with Eli, but she’s upset that he’s not upset enough on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
– On Memphis Beat (9PM, TNT), Dwight investigates the robbery of a party boat, which leads to a reunion with his ex-girlfriend and one of his former bandmates;
– The new reality series Monster Kitchen (9PM, Food Network) finds chefs Eric Greenspan and Michael Fiorelli competing against each other to make the most creative treats each week. First up: monster doughnuts.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Seth Green;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Pervez Musharraf;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): David Carr;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Steve Carell;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Cloris Leachman, 3 Doors Down and Jenna Fischer;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Noah Wyle and Los Lonely Boys;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Kyra Sedgwick;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Justin Timberlake;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Eddie Izzard;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Brian Williams (REPEAT).

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